products, disease & medicine, neuroscience
Branching Out
Branching Out
Dan Cossins | Apr 1, 2013
Satellites of the Golgi apparatus generate the microtubules used to grow outer dendrite branches in Drosophila neurons.
After Chemo
After Chemo
Ellen A. Walker | Apr 1, 2013
Research into how the brain suffers as a result of chemotherapy is revealing potential avenues for ameliorating cognitive decline.
Brain Activity Predicts Re-arrest
Brain Activity Predicts Re-arrest
Dan Cossins | Mar 27, 2013
Researchers demonstrate that brain activity in response to a decision-making challenge predicts the likelihood that released prisoners will be re-arrested.
New Down Syndrome Protein Found
New Down Syndrome Protein Found
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 26, 2013
Researchers identify a protein involved in the chromosomal disorder that could explain its characteristic learning deficits.
Brain Activity Breaks DNA
Brain Activity Breaks DNA
Sabrina Richards | Mar 24, 2013
Researchers find that temporary double-stranded DNA breaks commonly result from normal neuron activation—but expression of an Alzheimer’s-linked protein increases the damage.
Fish Brain on Film
Fish Brain on Film
Dan Cossins | Mar 19, 2013
Improvements in light-sheet microscopy enable real-time activity imaging of almost every neuron in the brain of zebrafish larvae.
Mice Learn Faster with Human Glia
Mice Learn Faster with Human Glia
Dan Cossins | Mar 7, 2013
Mice with human brain cells showed enhanced synaptic plasticity and learning, suggesting glia may be key to our cognitive prowess.
 
Prion-like Proteins Cause Disease
Prion-like Proteins Cause Disease
Ed Yong | Mar 3, 2013
Normal proteins with regions resembling disease-causing prions are responsible for an inherited disorder that affects the brain, muscle, and bone.
Sleep Protection
Sleep Protection
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2013
Inducing certain brain patterns extends non-REM sleep in mice.
Playing for Words
Playing for Words
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 28, 2013
Children with dyslexia have an easier time learning to read after playing action video games that don’t incorporate reading.